Independent Retailers Show Guarded Optimism for 2018 Holiday Shopping Season

“We’re seeing guarded optimism from Kentucky independent retailers,” said Sarah Rowlette, KRF director of communications. “Heading into the official kick-off weekend of the holiday shopping season, 30 percent of independent retailers across the commonwealth are anticipating stronger consumer confidence over last year, while roughly half say consumer confidence will stay the same.”

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Sarah Rowlette
KRF Members Have a Clear Advantage This Holiday Season

FedEx recently announced that for the second year in a row, it will not apply additional residential surcharges during the holiday season, except for shipments that are oversized, unauthorized or necessitate additional handling. Residential shipments sent with other carriers could incur an additional surcharge during peak days in November and December.

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Sarah Rowlette